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Popularity Over Time: How Many Girls Have Been Named Emelia
This chart illustrates how many Girls were named Emelia in the U.S. since 1880.
A few facts about the girl's name Emelia:
Records indicate that 2,784 girls in the United States have been named Emelia since 1880.
The greatest number of people were given this name in 2012, when 406 people in the U.S. were given the name Emelia. Those people are now 8 years old.
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Comments about the name Emelia
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146 Positive Comments
"We named our daughter Emelia Grace. She loves her name and so do we. The spelling is unique and so is she. We call her Eme or M." Nov. 21, 2020:
"My daughter's name is emelia and i love it. I liked that amelia could be shortened to amy but couldnot see my child as a amy.saw a Hawaiian girl named eme which was told meant beloved which is my favorite word so.emelia or m it is😘" Jul. 27, 2014:
"Emelia Julianna and her name has "Elia" which is her Mother's name. People LOVE her name, but some people get confused how to spell it." Sep. 28, 2012:
"I'm 32 and my parents named me Emelia. My nickname is Emme. Everyone pronouces it wrong but I am quick to correct them. I used to hate my name and wanted to change it but now I love it! I wish that the name would stay unique but it appears to be growing in popularity!!!" Apr. 12, 2012:
"My daughters name is Emelia Grace. It really irritates me when people pronounce it incorrectly and call her Aaaahmeliaaaa....." Feb. 1, 2012:
"I have a five month old baby girl named Emelia Lindsay. The Name was said on television ans it sounded so soft and gentle, I just knew it had to be her name. Lindsay is after my father who is dying of cancer, he was not supposed to meet my baby girl but has been fighting." Dec. 28, 2011:
"Our two year old is named. Emelia. I adore her name. although most of the time we call her Milly. our nickname for her" Oct. 21, 2011:
"I have a 6 year old named Emelia Grace. Emelia was my great-great Grandmother's name and I love it. Her name was Americanized to Amelia when she moved here from Germany, but we chose to go with the original spelling for our daughter. We do call her Emmy, but lately, she has asked to be called Emelia." Sep. 27, 2011:
"my daughter's name is Emelia Renee. I wanted to give her the same initials as my mama. :) I love that little girl so much!" Aug. 26, 2011:
"My grandmother's name was Emelia. I wish I had named one of my daughters after her. (Though I love their names - Elizabeth and Alexandra.) Beth is pregnant and if she has a girl I hope she names her Emelia! Her choice though." Jul. 23, 2011:
"Our daughter is 2 weeks old and we named her Emelia Lee (Lee is a family name). My wife wanted to name her Emma, but that name is so popular, it seems like everyone is naming their daughters that. I saw Emelia in a book of 50,000 names and it just jumped off the page at me and I just knew. I had to convince my wife, but in the end, she came around and now she loves the name as much as I do. Not sure on the nicknames yet. My first thought would be Milla or Emmy, although I like Mia or Em too. We'll have to see what she likes, I guess." Jun. 23, 2011:
"My daughter is named Emelia Grace. We saw the name while on our honeymoon in Italy and just loved it. We call her Milly or Melia. Almost everybody spells it wrong but I am learning to live with it! I just think it's a beautiful name and I don't know how we are going to think of something just as good if we have a second girl!!! :-)" May. 31, 2011:
"Hi my name is Paulina...i'm from Mexico!!!
Emelia is the name of my grandma & i love it!
I think it means sometthing like "kind" or "polite" ...oh and for sure it will be the name of my first girl !" May. 10, 2011:
"Our daughter is called 'Emelia Christina' we pronounce it 'ee-me-lia' but one person pronounced it 'emmie-leah' which we loved but knew everyone else would get wrong so stuck with our soft amelia pronounce.
her nickname is Emme
we love her name, we love her xxx" Apr. 10, 2011:
"My daughter is 7 weeks old and we named her Emelia. I love this name, however now I am getting upset because not too many people are spelling it correctly. We are also starting to play around with nicknames for her. So far Emme, or M. I do like Lia, but that's too close to my name. I'm liking the nickname someone else posted, Melli. Hmmmm...which will it be?" Mar. 24, 2011:
"We have a little girl called Emelia Briannie Grace, she is nearly two and we love the fact that it is spelt slightly differently, makes it unique. We mostly call her Millie, but we do call her Emme too." Mar. 2, 2011:
"My name is Emelia and evey one spells it 2 ways Emilia and Emalia. It is every anoying to have to keep showing them how write it even the people who have nown me for 3+ years." Feb. 9, 2011:
"My daughter name is Emelia Isabella. We love the spelling! It pretty much came about because we wanted to have her things monogrammed and we decided if she was born on an even day her name would be Emma and if she came on an odd day it would be Emelia! She was born on Christmas Day! So Emelia it was! We are so happy it turned out the way it did! She will be 8 yes old this year!" Feb. 4, 2011:
"My Daughter is Emelia Belle, she'll be 2 in march. We call her Meela more than Emelia, it's a nick name started by my other daughter because that's how she pronounced it and it just stuck. I love her name more than I did even when we named her that! :)" Jan. 23, 2011:
"I love the name Emelia i am 13 weeks pregnant and i will call my baby that if she is a girl this July :-) xxxx" Jan. 18, 2011:
"My name is Emelia Katherine and i love my name! Since the name is becoming more popular i suppose, people are pronouncing it correctly which makes me happy. My parents always call me Emmy Kate which i like. I love my nickname "Mia" but it reminds me of The Princess Diaries :)" Jan. 13, 2011:
"My Emelia Marie and i am 18. I love my name. When i was younger i did like it very much because no one else had my name and aq lot of people pronounce it wrong. But now i have grown to love it!" Nov. 22, 2010:
"Hi. My name is Emelia Marie. I'm 13 and i absolutely love my name. We pronounce it (E Mee Lee A) for anyone who is wondering. The name means Popularity, Industrious, Striving, And Great Beauty(: It's Basically Amelia Pronounced with an E! Nickname could be: Emmy, MeeMee, Meemers, Mealie, Melia. etc" Nov. 1, 2010:
"We have a daughter, soon to be 3, named Emelia Grace. We call her Emmy, except when she's being naughty. :)
We pronounce it |ee MEEL ee uh| when trying to exaggerate the sound for someone writing her name, like at the doctor's office, but it usually comes out a soft e at the beginnining, or a sort of schwa sound, when we say it quickly. We don't focus a lot on how people pronounce it, because we use her full name so rarely, and it just doesn't bother us.
I worried a little when we named her this, about whether it would feel too obscure or people would mess it up all the time, but it hasn't been an issue in the least! I have been very pleased with out choice, and find her name to be beautiful, feminine, and fun." Oct. 26, 2010:
"Emelia is my daughters name...soon to be 3 years old...we call her mela for short...absolutely love the name...and i love how she now corrects everyone on how to pronounce it" Oct. 11, 2010:
"My name is Emelia Faith as well, but i'm 18 years old. I've had people pronounce it emily or amelia. i don't correct a lot of them. I'm called emy by those who know me. my great grandmother was also named emelia, whom i was named after." Sep. 23, 2010:
"My granddaughter, born 7/22/2010 is Emelia Jane...named after her spanish great grandmother. We love the name!" Sep. 18, 2010:
"I am 12 and my name is Emelia and I get called Milly. I love my name. It's the best ever." Sep. 8, 2010:
"We just named our baby Emelia, however she has already been called Emily and Emillia constantly I am sure that will be annoying! It is a beautiful name." Aug. 24, 2010:
"My daughter is Emelia May. I have an unusual name so was a bit apprehensive about a different spelling name...no problem so far-I'm ok if people pronounce it with a hard or soft E sound. She has decided that her little sister Chelsea call her Emmy." Aug. 21, 2010:
"I gave birth to a little girl and w called her Emelia Grace. I met a lady 10 years ago and Emelia was her name, I loved it straight away, it is the most beautiful name. I do find that people call my little girl Amelia and Emily which is starting to annoy me slightly...." Aug. 19, 2010:
"My daughter was born 12.3.2010 and I called her Emelia Elizabeth. I heard the name when I was little and always said I would call my daughter it." Jul. 19, 2010:
"My Godaughters name is Emelia Lovette, she was born January 2010 such a beautiful clever little thing ! I have uploaded her photo - she is the baby waving Hi in her sleep ;) Love the name !" Jun. 22, 2010:
"We named our daughter, who was born this past Christmas night, Emelia Michelle. My husband and I really liked the name Emma, that was my great grandmothers name, but decieded that it was WAY to popular. So my husband suggested Emelia and I instantly loved it. We pronounce it like Amelia, only with an E." May. 7, 2010:
"My 7 year old daughter is Emelia Grace, we were going to name her Emily but after having our first born named Jacob (which was the number 1 name of that year) we found out that Emily was numer one as well. We didn't want 2 kids with very popular names, so we changed Emily to Emelia. THe neat thing was that we found out afterwards that my husband great grandmother was named Emelia and my grandmother was Grace, so she ended up with family names from both sides! We call her Emma, but she is very proud to tell people what her proper name is!" Apr. 29, 2010:
"My middle daughter is named Emelia Helena. My great grandmother was named Emilia and we used that but changed the I to an E to avoid people calling her emily-a. It works most of the time. But we call her Mia and have since she was born. She is known only as Mia but does have her formal name that we love." Apr. 25, 2010:
"Just named our new baby Emelia Joy. We love the nicknames Eme, Ema and Mia! So far no one has spelled it wrong. Love that its Italian also." Apr. 20, 2010:
"My daughher is called Emelia. I love the name and the spelling of it. However there has been a lot of confusion with the spelling, a lot of people telling me that it is spelt wrong. I am pleased i have found this site with other people named Emelia with the same spelling." Mar. 25, 2010:
"Emelia was my Mother's name. She was born in 1912 and called herself Millie. I think it is a beautiful name. She was first generation, her parents from Northern Italy." Mar. 14, 2010:
"In 1975 I married a guy whose grandmother's name was Emelia. I loved this name (and the beautiful woman whose name it was) and wanted to have a baby girl so we could name her Emelia and call her Emmy....but alas he so didn't want children, as it turned out. So we ended up divorced. I went a on career binge and never had my own baby girl.
SOOOOO to all of you with little "Emelia's" - good for you, love your child and motherhood well. It's so much better than a "career." It's an absolutely beautiful name." Jan. 28, 2010:
"My daughter's name is Emelia and I think it's very beautiful. A lot of people ask me if it's pronounced Emma-lee-a. I always wonder how in the world people get that pronounciation out of it." Jan. 19, 2010:
"We called our wee princess Emelia Rebecca born 6th March 2009. Everyone has commented on how lovely her name is. :o)" Jan. 8, 2010:
"I am 12 weeks pregnant and I am going to name my baby Emelia Patricia if it is a girl. My middle name is Emelia and it was my great-great grandmothers name! I have always loved the name and want to keep it in the family!" Jan. 6, 2010:
"We're naming our daughter, who is due next month, Emelia. It's my middle name and the name of my great-great grandmother. I've always loved the name and wished it was my first name instead. It's so beautiful! I'm so excited to have my own little Emelia!!" Jan. 6, 2010:
"Our wonderful daughter is named Emelia Jane -who is now 2 years 3 months, born October 2007.
We came up with the name Emelia only 10 days after she was born! We had thought of a 'pre birth' name, but she didn't suit it when we met her ! We love the name and she really suits it. It had its origins in our love for Germany, although we are from the UK. Her current favourite saying is "Emelia do it":-)" Jan. 2, 2010:
"I am pregnant with a baby girl and her name will be Emelia Katherine and have a nickname of Emmy Kate. We absolutely love the name and think it's perfect. We just tell people, who ask, it's Amelia with an E and they get it quick. :)" Dec. 14, 2009:
"My 4 year daughter is called Emelia Grace. When I was pregnant I watched the end titles after every TV program trying to find a name we could agree on, and I saw Amelia spelt with an E and loved it, I also liked Emi for short!" Nov. 9, 2009:
"I have about 3 girl names and this one over the last day has gone to number one it's gorgeous, romantic, cute and professional so every box ticked.
What do you prefer millie or Emmy for short?" Nov. 8, 2009:
"Our daughter's name is Emelia and we love it. It does get confused with Amelia a lot, but once we say it's Amelia with an E, they get it. I first saw it on a map of Italy where a region there is called Emilia. I just like the Emelia version better." Oct. 19, 2009:
"I am in my 50's and my name is Emelia. I was named after my grandmother who was from Sweden. It is pronounced Em like the sound of Emily, with the end sound of Amelia -
Em-elia" Oct. 18, 2009:
"My husband and I found out that we are expecting a baby girl. We've picked out Emelia Katherine for her name and we'll nickname her Emmy Kate. I didn't realize there were different ways to pronounce this name, but we are doing it like Amelia, but with an E sound at the beginning...e-meel-ya." Oct. 10, 2009:
"My daughter now 9 is Called Emelia, and I am in the UK too." Sep. 7, 2009:
"My name is Emelia and I have never met anyone with the spelling the same as me! Lots of people call me Emily and my teachers spell my name like Amelia or Emilia but I'm glad my name is unique! My friends call me Emmy and the worst thing was when my neighbor called me Mealie Worm. :(" Jul. 5, 2009:
"my name is emelia and so far...everyone has ether spelled it wrong or said it like amelia so thats pretty anoying....anywho out of my 13 years of like i have never meet someone with the same name=)" Jun. 7, 2009:
"EMELIA MY 3 YR OLD DAUGHTERS NAME AND A UNIQUE ONE (SO FAR ) HERE IN GOOD OL'BLIGHTY" May. 4, 2009:
"My 3 year old granddaughter has this beautiful name. She was named for her great-great grandmother, Mary Emelia, whose parents were both from the Acores." Mar. 31, 2009:
"My daughter is called 'Emelia - Grace' lots of people spell her name wrong. She is nearly 3 and if you ask her name she will tell you its Mei - Mei! Since she started to talk she called herself this and it has stuck. We call her Ems or Emelia Grace if we are really mad at her!" Mar. 26, 2009:
"Emelia is the name given to my beautiful granddaughter. Parents who have a desire to give their child a name that is unique are showing how special they believe their child will be. We call our angel Eme and yes, it's E..melia." Mar. 20, 2009:
"My 1 year old daughter is named Emelia Nicole, my husband calls her Emelia, but I call her both Emelia and Emmy. I chose to name my first daughter this when I was 15 years old. My grandmothers name was Emily, but it was too common, so I chose Emelia, and I actually thought I made it up! lol. Emelia is a very old Portuguese name and my husband is from Portugal so the name worked out perfectly. I picked it out before I even met my husband! lol. But I absolutely love this name and so does everyone I meet." Mar. 13, 2009:
"im an emelia. i think the name emelia is really cool because its different from any other name. but people always spell it wrong thats what annoys me!!!" Mar. 4, 2009:
"I am having a baby girl in 5 weeks and I have decided to name her Emelia. I love the name so much. I think it's absolutely beautiful. I already have an Olivia and I just think the two names go together really well." Mar. 4, 2009:
"My name is Emelia. i am seven years old. Often people call me Mia. They call me that because when I was a baby I couldn't say my name right and I called myself Mia. I love my name. I think its pretty neat. Every time I meet someone new I tell them my name and they say its beautieful!" Feb. 16, 2009:
"my name is Emelia! it sure feels good to see other 'Emelia's here as well. despite the fact that people often misspell my name as 'Emilia' or call me 'Emily', i really like this name. i think it's unique. i'm glad my parents gave me this name. my friends call me 'Emmy'!" Feb. 13, 2009:
"My name is Emelia Caroline and I was named after a great grandmother." Jan. 26, 2009:
"From the time I knew I was having a girl, I wanted to name her Emelia. My childhood hero was always Amelia Earhart and I knew I would name my child after her. However, I didn't want anyone nicknaming her "Ame or Amy" for short, I really hate that name and also her middle name starts with "A" so we changed the "A" for an "E" and I love it. I actually never met anyone with the name before but we love it. Now that Emelia is 2 months old we get a lot of confusion about the pronunciation, is it "Emely..a" or "emily" or they will write to us "Amelia" thinking that we just misspelled her name.
All in all, we love the name and do get so many complements on it. I'm so glad we went with the "E", it does give her name so much personality, just like her." Jan. 20, 2009:
"My 5 1/2 year old daughter is Emelia. We named her after my great-grandmother who was Czech. We call her Emme, Em, or Emme Lou Who." Jan. 19, 2009:
"My daughter is named Emelia Caroline. We call her Emmy. I always wanted to have a daughter named Amelia and call her Mia, it does not work at all with our last name (Butts). I am SOOOOOO happy we chose Emelia instead. I don't know where I would be without my little Em button." Jan. 13, 2009:
"My 4yr old daughters name is Emelia. My oldest daughters name is Emery. I have always loved the name Amelia but changed it to an E to make the first 3 letters the same as her older sister. We pronouce it as Amelia though, not E..melia. It is a beautiful name!!" Jan. 9, 2009:
"MY NAME IS EMELIA.... I HAVENT FOUND ANYBODY WHO SPELLS THEIR NAME JUST LIKE ME... I AM IN HIGH SCHOOL AND MOST OF THE PEOPLE I KNOW EITHER CALL E...MELIA BUT THE CORRECT WAY TO SAY MY NAME IS AMELIA .... IM TIRED OF CORRECTING PEOPLE ABOUT MY NAME BUT ... I WAS NAMED AFTER A PASTORS WIFE... SHE THOUGHT ITS WAS A PERFECT NAME FOR ME AND MY MOTHER WAS HAPPY WITH THE LETTER E BECAUSE HER SISTERS NAME IS ESTHER AND MY OLDER SISTER IS ALSO NAMED ESTHER BUT MY NAME IS EMELIA , MY COUSINS NAME IS EVA AND HER BROTHER NAME IS ENOCH. WELL TO CUT TO THE STORY I LOVE MY NAME AND I COULDNT BE ANY HAPPY .......
P.S.- I REALLY LOVE WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME THAT MY NAME IS BEAUTIFUL" Jan. 8, 2009:
"My name is also Emelia. I was named after my great grandmother, I have only met one other person who spelled her name the way I do, other than my great grandmother. I get lots of compliments on how beautiful my name is. Thank heavens my parents didn't decide on Amanda as originally discussed." Jan. 2, 2009:
"Our little daughter will be called Emelia Faith. She'll be here in four months and is named after her great-grandmother even though the spelling is different (Emilia).... we just love the name :)" Dec. 18, 2008:
"that's the name of my daughter i got it from princess diares i fell in love with it and said once i get pregnant i would name my princess EMELIA RENIECE BENNETT" Nov. 21, 2008:
"Yup my name is Emelia & I love.
My friends call me EM!
I just hate that I always have to correct people . ." Nov. 14, 2008:
"My name is also Emelia, ive never met anyone with the same spelling. It seems as though never ever remembers my name and i am constantly reminding them, which is really annoying. My nickname is Mil. Which is slightly strange! I live in Melbourne, Australia" Sep. 19, 2008:
"EMELIA is the name of my daughter - she is 2 months old. :)
My MIL, who has passed, had a dream about her and so far it has come true - her dark hair and blue eyes, and her favorite name was Emily, so in honor of her, we named her Emelia.
It is so classic and everyone LOVES her name and thinks it is so so beautiful." Sep. 18, 2008:
"I named my daughter Emelia because my extended family has a thing for names that start with "E". We have Elisa, Elena, Eva, Elizabeth, Emily, Esther, Erin, Evangelic, Emerald and Emeri. So when my daughter was born I was having trouble finding another unique name that started with "E". I wanted either Emma or Emmy but my husband didn't like either. We agreed on Emelia, I liked it bacause I could get away with calling her either. It's the perfect name for her i just hope I don't have anymore girls because I'm offically out of names!" Sep. 2, 2008:
"We named our daughter Emelia (we call her Lia for short, but also her more formal name, too) after my grandmother and great, great grandmother from Germany Emilie, pronounced ahmeeleeyah i.e. like Amelia. It was my middle name and I always thought it was pretty since I was stuck with Mary and wanted my daughter to have it. It is nice for my daughter to have casual options and more formal Emelia. Lia has stuck with many family members. We hear both and that is just fine with us. She is beautiful!" Sep. 1, 2008:
"My wife and I just had a baby girl in April. her name is Emelia Marie. When people ask me, I say Emelia. "Amelia?" No no, Eeeemelia. "Oh, that's awesome!"" Sep. 1, 2008:
"we named our daughter Emelia because I wanted a different spelling like my name and I think it is great to find others that spell it the same way...it is a rare name now a days and I wanted something that she would not be in class with a BUNCH of others with the same spelling~!" Aug. 21, 2008:
"My name is Emelia! Ive only seen one person who has the exact same spelling as me." Aug. 13, 2008:
"My name is Emelia and i was named after a great grandmother like so many people. I go by Mimi with friends generally, and a thousand nicknames from that. Most people who call me Emelia are family, and thats sometimes just shortened to E. When i speak with older people i tend to introduce myself as Emelia, instead of explaining the nickname. I figure once i'm done with college i will go by Emelia. I have never ment anyone with the same spelling, but maybe 2 people named Amelia. It can get frustrating when people pronounce is with the A, or they read it out loud as Emily for whatever reason. I love my name though, its unique and always a conversation starter." Aug. 12, 2008:
"Its my name - i love it have met heaps of people thru work who are having or just had kids and have called them Emelia - its really pretty on certificates and is unique and perfect for me. My nicknames include Millie Emmy Em Mia and Leah (coz of the LIA at the end). Depends on who it is thats calling me i guess"